Full Court Minute Books

Case S144/2017

Briggs v. State of New South Wales

Case No.

S144/2017

Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

9/12/2016 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal) (McColl JA, Ward JA, Leeming JA)

[2016] NSWCA 344

Catchwords

Negligence – Works Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) – Breach of duty – Where appellant suffered psychological injury due to exposure to traumatic events in course of duties as police officer – Where appellant told supervisor he was “struggling” and applied for “theoretical demotion” – Where appellant interviewed by Professional Standards Command while on sick leave – Whether Court of Appeal erred in finding respondent did not breach duty of care by failing to make enquiries as to appellant’s reasons for seeking demotion – Whether Court of Appeal erred in formulation of content of duty of care – Whether Court of Appeal erred in finding respondent did not breach duty of care in manner in which professional standards enquiry conducted while appellant was on sick leave.

Documents*

12/05/2017 Hearing (SLA, Canberra)

25/05/2017 Notice of appeal

16/06/2017 Written submissions (Appellant)

16/06/2017 Chronology (Appellant)

04/07/2017 Written submissions (Respondent)

11/07/2017 Reply

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